I came across a poem today that really spoke to me because it reminded me of something that I have recently promised myself to do going forward. The promise to myself was to be more courageous!
Too many things are not done out of fear. Out of fear of what will happen if I don’t succeed. Out of fear of, What will they say? Etc.
We often live lives unaccomplished to even a minute amount of what I believe we are all capable of – quite simply because we don’t dare.
So that’s why I made myself the promise that I MUST step out of that comfort zone, risk more, stick my nose out and just roll with the punches, but probably even more likely actually get to enjoy the fruits of the journey and of what I will become. For things to change towards what I wish them to change to – I have to change.
Anyway, here is the nice poem that I read. I’m sure you will enjoy it too.
I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance;
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.